Greg Bolger commits to 2023

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce midfielder Greg Bolger has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2023 SSE Airtricity League season.

Bolger will begin his third season at The Bit O’ Red when pre-season returns in January under the guidance of Manager John Russell.

Since arriving from Shamrock Rovers two years ago, Bolger has made 56 appearances for the club and will also be part of our coaching staff in 2023 as Russell uses Bolger’s expertise and experience in the league to guide a young Bit O’ Red.

The decorated midfielder has won three League titles, two EA Sports Cups and four FAI Cups in his career to date after spells with St. Patrick’s Athletic, Cork City and Shamrock Rovers.

Bolger, from Wexford, has made Sligo his home in the last two years and has settled into life in the North-West and looks forward to another season here:

‘’Obviously, I am delighted to have signed for another year with Sligo Rovers.

‘’I am excited about 2023 and what lies ahead for the team and the club under John Russell.

‘’I’ve loved my time here at the club, from a living aspect, the community side of things and the fans, it’s unique really so, I’m delighted to get this deal done.

‘’First and foremost I am signed as a player but the club and John have gave me an opportunity to dip my hands into the coaching side of things for next year which I’m very grateful for and want thank the club and John for the opportunity’’.

Bolger is no stranger to John Russell with the pair playing together at St. Patrick’s Athletic in their League winning 2013 season and of course working together since Bolger joined Rovers in 2020.

Russell is delighted to have Bolger at his disposal as both an important player in the squad and a key part of his coaching staff:

‘’I’m delighted Greg has agreed to extend his stay at the club while also taking up a coaching role in the first team set up.

‘’Greg is a top player who has won numerous trophies throughout his career.

‘’He’s a big influence both on and off the pitch.

‘’He is driven and ambitious and those are the type of players I want to have at the club’’.

It brings to 14 the number of players currently signed for 2023 with a number of other signings to come in the coming weeks before the start of the new SSE Airtricity League season in February.

Season Tickets go on sale this week and we encourage all supporters to get behind John and the team as we look forward to another big year for the club.